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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Fenway Park

The classes of 2020 and 2021 weigh up Fenway Park commencement ceremony

By Frankie Rowley and Ann E. Matica
April 1, 2021

Seven upcoming and recent graduates expressed varying levels of excitement following Emerson’s Tuesday evening announcement that the college will hold an in-person commencement ceremony at Fenway Park...

Bostons Fenway Park empty

In-person commencement to take place at Fenway Park

By Ann E. Matica and Charlie McKenna
March 30, 2021

Emerson plans to hold an in-person commencement at Fenway Park alongside the previously announced virtual ceremony, according to President M. Lee Pelton's Tuesday afternoon appearance on GBH. The in-person...

The college illuminated Little Building with artwork and messages celebrating the graduating class of 2020 on Saturday. The display will run for two weeks.

Two Emerson classes devastated by loss of graduation ceremonies

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
March 17, 2021

For the second year in a row, Emerson will hold an online commencement ceremony in May, slashing a ritual many recent and upcoming graduates anticipated as a time of closure and celebration.   The...

The college illuminated Little Building with artwork and messages celebrating the graduating class of 2020 on Saturday. The display will run for two weeks.

College lights up Little Building in honor of graduating students

By Diana Bravo and Dylan Rossiter
May 16, 2020

A series of messages and artwork lit up the Little Building Saturday night to honor the Class of 2020.  The 11-story art installation titled “One Emerson” included a video message from President...

Senior Tatiana Melendez, pictured second from the left in the top row, said she was looking forward to celebrating Commencement with her friends.
Top Row (left to right): Jonah Puskar, Ann Zhang, Raz Moayed.
Bottom Row (left to right): Melissa Leslie, Lily Scher.

Seniors hoping to walk in May face altered plans as COVID-19 spreads

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
March 25, 2020

Senior Tatiana Melendez found out there wouldn't be a traditional 2020 Commencement weekend only a week after her ELA classes moved online and she had to move back home due to the rapid spread of COVID-19.  “I’m...

It’s so easy to long for freshman year, when all we had to answer was our name, major, pronouns, and where we’re from. Photo: Cassandra Martinez/Beacon Staff

Riding the waves of college nostalgia

By Melissa Duffy
February 4, 2018

During my freshman year, it didn’t occur to me college would someday end. I sat on flurries of lint that covered my dorm room carpet, played cards, and fell in love with new friends. Under the hazy,...

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